Divorce and Real Estate… often the two are dealt with at the same time. When divorcing couples decide it is necessary to sell their marital residence and move to new separate residences, which is stressful under the best of circumstances is stressful, becomes even more so. Following are a few things that all homeowners should keep in mind when selling a house and then buying a house.
After sixteen years of marriage and twenty-one years of partnership, my husband is no longer interested in our marriage. He’s checked out, he wants to divorce and yet we can’t afford to separate. The budget is carefully examined and the bills are considered. Daycare is a problem. So, what do we do?
Over the years there have been a plethora of studies and research projects designed to examine the effect of parental divorce on children. Researchers and health care specialists have tried to answer such questions as whether it is better for the children if parents avoid divorce even if it means living in a “bad marriage”, the classic example of “staying together for the children”, or if divorce is a better alternative for all involved. Is the effect of divorce more pronounced for younger children versus older children, or vice versa?
“When I was in fourth grade, my parents sat me down and told me they were getting a divorce. I remember saying, ‘OK’. . . just ‘OK’.” Years later as a high school senior, Jason vividly recalled the long repressed emotions of that abbreviated conversation, a conversation that remained etched in his memory. He was incredulous: “How could they have just accepted ‘OK’? What I wanted to scream was, ‘You’re wrecking my life,’ but I didn’t want to make my parents feel bad.”